Prominent Rangers shareholding group Club 1872 have confirmed they’ve written to the club demanding answers over the controversial decision to sign up to play Celtic in Australia as part of the Sydney Super Cup.

Fans on both sides of the Old Firm are furious at the plans for the first meeting of the pair outside of Glasgow in 134 years and have called for Rangers to pull out.

Club 1872, who hold around 4.5% of the overall shareholding in the club, feel that the tournament will see the club ‘alienating a significant’ number of fans as they demanded answers from the club.

A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Club 1872 has written to Stewart Roberson today to seek an explanation for this decision by the Executive and PLC Boards of Rangers Football Club.

“Regardless of the fee involved, alienating a significant portion of your supporter base cannot be seen as a sound commercial decision.

“Furthermore, the way in which this entire episode has been communicated to supporters once again highlights a lack of genuine supporter engagement, which has been replaced in the last two years by saturated marketing activity.

“Supporters remain, by far, the largest contributors to Rangers’ financial health and the Rangers Executives and PLC board would do well to remember that.”

Rangers will face Western Sydney Wanderers on November 16 before taking on Celtic four days later as part of ‘Ange Postecoglou’s homecoming.’

Rangers fans have made their feelings perfectly clear about the Celtic clash in Australia with fan media leaders claiming the board are “out of touch”.

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